Blog Posts

  • Cssol_original

    June 01, 2017
    Vu Nguyen


    Earn a Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Certification this summer! Beginning June 19th, a camp instructor will guide you through learning concepts like Robot Math, Introductory Programming, Movement, Using Sensors, Loops, and Programming a Remote Control! Both teachers and students can benefit from going through this course.

  • Logo_cs-stemcolorsma_original

    November 09, 2016
    Tom L | 4 comments


    Long overdue, but welcome to the new CS2N, or otherwise, CS-STEM.

  • Animation-1080x675_original

    April 28, 2016
    Cara Friez-LeWinter | 6 comments


    Computer animation is the process used for generating animated images by using computer graphics. Thanks to its growing popularity, the job market for computer animators has been increasing! Learn what CS-STEAM skills are needed to land a computer animation job in our latest career profile.

  • Brain-cloud-1080x675_original

    April 27, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    You hear a lot about mindset in education these days. But what is mindset? And what does it mean for STEM Education?

  • 5-tips-stem-classroom_original

    April 25, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    STEM classrooms can be innovative, collaborative, and engaging, but they can also be unfocused, complicated, and chaotic. Here are 5 tips to make your STEM classroom more efficient!

  • Virtual_winners_original

    April 07, 2016
    Cara Friez-LeWinter | 2 comments


    We are very excited to officially announce the winners of our VEX Virtual Programming Skills Challenge for both VEX EDR and VEX IQ! Winners of each competition received an invitation for their team to the VEX World Championship.

  • Climatologist_original

    March 13, 2016
    Cara Friez-LeWinter


    Every day, no matter where we are, we interact with the weather. Some days it is beautiful and sunny, while other times it is cold and dangerous. Thanks to Climatologists and the technology at their finger tips, we are able to have a better chance of understanding the earth's climate. 

  • Vex_both_scores_original

    February 22, 2016
    Cara Friez-LeWinter


    The competition kicked off a few months ago, and we have NEW HIGH SCORES to share with you ...

  • Vex-edr-competition_original

    February 12, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    You may have seen our blog post from this past Friday on how to get a robotics competition team up and running but you may still be on the fence about whether or not to start a team. Some of the benefits of robotics competition teams are the same as any... 

  • 2_2-4_mc_bossonroad-300x156_original

    February 11, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett | 1 comment


    There’s no question that computer science skills are helping students succeed. But, computer science is about more than just learning to program.

  • Computational_original

    February 10, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Computational Thinking says that computational thinking is, “a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science,” and that “to flourish in today’s... 

  • Happy-kids-1080x675_original

    February 05, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    There are a lot of great reasons to use Robot Virtual Worlds, a high-end simulation environment that enables students to learn programming, even if they don’t have direct access to a physical robot. Robot Virtual Worlds helps you extend your STEM robotics classroom...